Friday, October 21, 2011


I’m proud of the amazing tributes I’ve seen honoring, celebrating, and remembering Dan this past week.

I’m proud of interviews and articles I’ve seen from drivers and owners such as Alex Lloyd and Sarah Fisher.

I’m proud to have legends such as Mario Andretti and AJ Foyt speaking out in defense of this Series.

I’m proud to be part of a community that is going to do everything possible to take care of Dan Wheldon’s family.

I’m proud to be a part of the most fan-friendly, multi-disciplinary major motorsport Series on the planet.

I’m proud of the incredible talent we see on display each and every race weekend.

I’m proud that Ryan Briscoe, Helio Castroneves, and Alex Tagliani are racing in V8 Supercars this weekend to honor Wheldon’s memory.

I’m proud that Randy Bernard is out there each and every day, fighting for INDYCAR and its fans.

I’m also proud of the tremendous people behind the scenes at INDYCAR, who do so much to make it what it is.

I’m proud of Graham Rahal for organizing a still-expanding auction on behalf of Dan’s family.

I’m proud to have ambassadors in this Series like Martin Plowman, who is involved with such great charities for our troops’ families, and Pippa Mann, who is great with kids such as my daughter.

I’m proud that so many fans have chosen to denounce hatred and finger-pointing, and instead chose to look towards honor, remembrance and measured changes for the better.

I’m proud that thanks to this Series, I can call people from all over North America, South America, Europe, Oceania, and beyond, friends.

I’m proud of what this Series has planned for 2012 and beyond, as INDYCAR continues to find its way back.

I’m proud to stand with INDYCAR, through the good times and bad, and I’m proud to be a part of it all, in whatever manner possible.


  1. Awesome. Just awesome. I'm proud, because I can call you a friend.

  2. Read these words makes me proud to be part of this incredible world.

  3. Great thoughts all! Much, much work for the Indycar world to do yet, but thus far the efforts have been beyond commendable.

    Thanks ZH!

  4. I think you speak for many of us who aren't so good with words. Thank you!

  5. Great article of positiveness in an otherwise negative and cynical time. You are one of those excellent "advocates" for the sport, and we need more like you in the blogosphere, and particularly in the mainstream media.

  6. Thank you all for the comments! We have a great community in INDYCAR, and I really value getting to be a part of it.

  7. Thanks, Zach! A positive way to end this awful week.

  8. I agree!! I love everything Indycar!!

  9. Good stuff. As I've mentioned in other places...lots of inspired writing this week and it is great to see people step up and support the series.

  10. I love the post ~ couldn't have been said any better. Indy Fans stay STRONG....the series needs us more than ever. It's what Dan would have wanted.